ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194218
Last updated: 29 March 2017
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Narrative:WOW Air flight WW752 suffered a serious landing incident at Cologne, Germany when the aircraft touched down short of the runway threshold.
|Owner/operator:||Hi Fly, opf WOW Air|
|Registration:|| CS-TQW |
|C/n / msn:|| 262|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 174|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK) -
|Departure airport:||Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF)|
|Destination airport:||Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK)|
|Investigating agency: ||Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) - Germany |
The aircraft, an Airbus A330, was operated by Hi Fly on behalf of WOW Air. Since runway 14L/32R was closed, the flight crew prepared for an approach to runway 32L. This runway is not equipped with ILS but RNAV approaches were allowed. The aircraft was not RNAV-approved so the flight crew opted for a non precision Surveillance Radar Approach (SRA).
On final approach the aircraft descended below the intended glide path and at 30 feet radio altitude, one of the crew members commented: "we are getting slightly low". The aircraft subsequenly touched down on the paved portion of the runway, 21 meters short of the threshold. One of the main gear tires hit a runway light, causing damage to both the light and the tire.
The investigation is ongoing.
BFU Bulletin September 2016